Calamitous Ca*lam"i*tous, a. [L. Calamitosus; cf. F. calamiteux.] [1913 Webster] 1. Suffering calamity; wretched; miserable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Ten thousands of calamitous persons. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Producing, or attended with distress and misery; making wretched; wretched; unhappy. ``This sad and calamitous condition.'' --South. ``A calamitous prison'' --Milton.

Syn: Miserable; deplorable; distressful; afflictive; wretched; grievous; baleful; disastrous; adverse; unhappy; severe; sad; unfortunate. -- {Ca*lam"i*tous*ly}, adv. -- {Ca*lam"i*tous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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